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PORTUGUESE TEXT AND TRANSLATION.
WITH ORIGINAL POEMS.
J. J. AUBERTIN,
COMMENDADOR OF THE NOBLE PORTUGUESE ORDER OF S. THIAGO;
CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF
SCIENCES IN LISBON.
C. KEGAN PAUL & Co., I PATERNOSTER SQUARE.
Y DEAR BURTON,-My present little volume being now ready for publication, I come, in pursuance of an often declared intention, to dedicate its pages to you; for so far as their chief contents are concerned Translations from the "RIMAS" of our now common friend, Luiz de Camoens-I may apply to you the well-known title of
THE ONLIE BEGETTER OF THESE INSVING SONNETS.
But for you, I never should have undertaken the task of selecting and translating the Seventy of the entire collection, which I now, through your name, offer to an indulgent public.
Although my more arduous undertaking of translating the "Lusiads" had been so favourably received by our literary world, and although one